N is for Nougat (and Android 7.0)!

Android NougatYesterday Google announced to the world the name of the next version of Android.  Many tech enthusiasts were leaning towards Nutella as being the most likely of options.  But it seems Google had other ideas for the name.  With every release Android has an Android statue built that they unveil as part of their announcement.  Yesterday Google removed the veil and there stood the Andy the Android atop some pink and white bars with some chunky looking things mixed in.  What was it?  Nougat!  For those of you, like me, who have no idea what “nougat” is, dictionary.com defines it as, “a chewy or brittle candy containing almonds or other nuts and sometimes fruit.”  

There was another tidbit hidden right in plain sight on the unveiling video.  The video description on YouTube read, “On June 30th, 2016 we unwrapped our latest treat, Android 7.0 Nougat.”  So now we know that it will not only have a new name but it comes with a brand new build number as well!

As it was previously known, Android N, has garnered some attention for it bringing some long-awaited features.  It will be bringing in multi-window multitasking similar to that already found on Samsung devices, a completely refreshed notification panel, an updated settings menu and a lot of other features and enhancements.

Although the name doesn’t roll off the tongue like Marshmallow or Lollipop, let’s face it, neither did Ice Cream Sandwich.  I can’t wait to see what surprises Google has in store for us!  Check out their unveiling of the Android Nougat statue below.